A couple of weeks ago I wrote about taking a boat tour around the island of Capri and seeing the Arco Naturale. It was such a beautiful day that I just have to tempt all my lovely readers a little bit more. I also wanted to provide you with some of the details about the boat tour. When you arrive in Capri by ferry at the Marina Grande, there are signs all over for boat tours around the island and boats to take you to the Grotto Azzurro (Blue Grotto). If you follow the blue signs above to the Laser Capri ticket booth, you can buy a ticket for €13.00 for an hour long boat tour around the island. It is a great way to see the beauty of Capri! Some of their tours also stop off at the Blue Grotto, but we just wanted to enjoy the beautiful morning and take a tour around the island. Here are a few photos of some of the beautiful spots you will see:
A view of the cliffs of Capri and the Arco Naturale that I posted about in my last Tempting Tuesday.
This is the Casa Malaparte, a fascinating example of 20th century architecture tucked into one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It was built in 1938 for the Italian writer Curzio Malaparte, who had a writing desk with unbelievable views. What a dream spot for writing!
Our boat zoomed right past the entrance to the famous Grotto Azzurro (Blue Grotto), but there was already a crowd of boats bobbing up and down full of people eager to see the stunning blue light show inside.
The Faro Lighthouse on Punta Carena
Do you see what I see? Goats! (Click on the picture and it should get larger in the window.) While there are varying theories about the origin of the name of this beautiful island, many scholars believe it stems from the Latin word Capreae, which means goat. In Italian, the word for goat is capra. On our boat tour we caught a good glimpse of these black and white goats picking their way carefully along the jagged cliffs seemingly unaware of the straight drop to the sea below them.
Here we are approaching the famous Faraglioni rocks. The surprise is when you get close enough and the boat takes you through the arch in one of the rocks!
About to go through!
Looking back toward the Faraglioni and a magnificent tour around the ever beautiful island of Capri.
Tempting Tuesday: L’Arco Naturale on Capri
Tempting Tuesday: Church of Sant’Antonio in Conca dei Marini
Tempting Tuesday: Chiesa Monumentale di San Michele in Anacapri
Wanderlust Woman says
Capri is magical for me. Wish I was there this rainy NY day. Funny thing about writers, as I sat overlooking the water during my last visit, I wondered how I would be able to concentrate long enough to write more than 2 words. LOL
Anne in Oxfordshire says
Wow Laura another fabulous place to visit!! It looks amazing..oh yes I saw the goats, it is beyound me how they manage up there 🙂
Ciao Lisa! I agree that Capri is just magical. I wish you could escape from the rain for a sunny visit to Capri! Yes, you have a good point about the views being distracting. Right now I would just love any sort of proper writing desk, as my "office" is currently the living room couch. 🙁
Ciao Anne! I love watching the goats up in the mountains. I have no idea how they manage either!
Welshcakes Limoncello says
Thank you for this post. I've a;ways wanted to see Capri and this was nearly as good.
Ciao Welshcakes Limoncello! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the post. I love sharing my photos and stories and hearing that people enjoy them! Grazie!
Ciao Chow Linda says
Oh how I wish I were there. You're so lucky to live in an enchanted place.
Ciao Linda! I feel very fortunate every day to be here. It is truly where my heart is home!